AFPA Workshop: Preventing Upper Extremity Injuries at Work


Supervisors, safety staff, worker representatives & upper management

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact that upper extremity injuries have on the workplace and
    injured worker.
  • Identify factors that can lead to upper extremity injuries, including workplace &
    individual risk factors.
  • Learn a quick identification tool to identify upper extremity injury risks within your
  • Identify 3-5 changes from the presented case studies that can be applied to your
  • workplace to minimize upper extremity injury risks.

Session Takeaways

  • Case for addressing upper extremity injury risks in the workplace.
  • Quick identification tool to identify workplace hazards.
  • Practical case studies.
  • Ergonomics resources to help build your existing health & safety initiatives.
  • Understand legislative requirements from Part 14 of the Alberta Occupational
    Health & Safety Code.


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